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Newtonmas 25 December 2023

We wish you a merry Newtonmas, and a happy new year.

On 25 December, a child was born who would change the world forever. So of course we shall be celebrating with the traditional activities:

  • searching through a box of sand and sea-shells for the "prettier shell than ordinary";

  • standing on a giant (or at least the tallest person present);

  • poking each other's eyes with bodkins [check this? - ed.];

  • hanging around in a pub until someone utters base coin;

  • getting very stoned and trying to work out what the Bible really means, man;

  • mostly resisting the temptation to invest in the South Seas Company, or invent a universal language, even though everyone else is doing it.

Tags: real life

  1. Posted by Nick Marsh at 10:12pm on 25 December 2023

    Also fun: inventing colours so they add up to seven.

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